Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 through 3)
There is a lot of talk about the Rapture and all of the events that followed it. The events focus on the arrival of the Rapture, the reaction of the people involved, and the confusion of what comes next. Examine the history and meaning of the Rapture.
1. Classroom discussion: What is the Rapture? Why it is such a turning point in history? How did the Rapture affect the main characters in the story? How might things have been different if the Rapture had not occurred? What convinced the characters that the Rapture was real? Why were some people taken and some left behind? What do you think the people will do next? What would you do in a similar situation?
2. Class activity: Find at least three sources that discuss the Rapture. Compare and contrast the documents. Share with the class.
3. The Rapture is a major...
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